Ali Matteini

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An Object of Meaning – The Sarong

Been quite a while betwixt posts. Daylight’s long but time cuts too short these days to write much of anything, let alone make jewellery. The studio stands ajar, waiting for … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Just another quick post…

For my followers here who may or may not know that I am a poet, my other blog is called 12 Degrees and Skiving – I’d love it if you … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

What to do when your jewellery blog suffers from an identity crisis

I need to ‘do something’ about my blog. Really. It is supposed to be all about jewellery and design but somewhere (ooh, say, around June of 2012) it suddenly put … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sterling Silver Tags

I spent yesterday afternoon and evening in Ken’s studio, finishing off the commemorative gifts for the Tuscan writing tour group members…and they’re now at last burnished bright and ready to … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Song to the Siren

I have long been meaning to post this clip by Mortal Coil. I heard it played several times while I was in Italy and it holds a lot of meaning … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Our Collaborative Renga Poem

RENGA by Lesley, Ali, Lani, Carol, Judy, Jean, Yvonne, Kelly, Kerry, Sandra, Mary-Anne, Toby and Angela with an afterword by Jo What Will You Say When They Ask? A bright … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

To Italy and Beyond

In thirteen hours time, I will be on a plane and bound for Italy. I will be joining a Women’s Own Adventure with Joanne Fedler, writing and walking through Tuscany for … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

2012 Guest Post #1: Cameron Hindrum – Part Two

Following on from Part One, Cameron Hindrum discusses his processes – internal and external – of publishing his novella The Blue Cathedral. The Journey Part 2 © 2012 Cameron Hindrum … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Think. Speak. And feline persistence.

I managed to crank out an underwhelming 5oo words of my novel today.I’m afraid writing in my studio is not a good idea as the cats can see me through … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

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Wedding rings ready to be shipped. These are in sterling silver, with an opal from an old ring, reset and ready. Always a pleasure to make commissions such as these. I really love my work ✨💍✨💍✨ . . . . #artisanjewellery #artisanjewelry #ringoftheday #weddingrings #weddingbands #opal #buyauthentic #silversmith #metalsmith #handcrafted #ladysmith #tuscanyjewellery #jewellerymaker #australianintuscany #girlswhoplaywithfire #trinkets #talismans #instasmithy #jewelryonline #tuscanjewellery #shophandmade #jewelrygram #anello #schmuckdesign #sterlingsilver #brass #copper #artisan #rings #fede
Un branco di bracciali || a brace of bangles. These are unisex, varying sizes, handmilled and forged from brass here in my studio at Santa Fiora #brass #ottone #gioielliartigianali #santafiora #studiosantafiora #alimatteini #jewellerymaker #bangles #bracelets #bracciali #martellato #handmadeinitaly
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